One of the most important ingredients in a collaborative workplace is familiarity. Knowing a bit about the people you’re working with and the role they play on the team builds trust and empathy, and that adds to productivity. Well, we’re working on a couple of beautiful new features to help your team get to know each other even better.
Everyone has a story, and Kin’s bio pages gives your team a way to share theirs. Employees can provide their story, social networks, and personal links, and Kin will do the rest by providing contact information and a link to that team member’s job description. What’s nice is a user can quickly navigate through the entire company using the simple and quick navigation at the top of the page.
Job descriptions are a great way to keep individuals focused on the most important responsibilities laid out for them when they first started at their job. Unfortunately, most job descriptions are filed away right after day-one on the job. If you keep ’em fresh and up to date in Kin though, it’s a great resource for everyone to revisit to keep objectives and productivity in check.
Functionally, Kin’s job descriptions are cool because you can sort your entire team by a job to see how the entire company is split up taxonomically. This is a great way for new hires to get to know the different facets of your team’s skills.
Friendlier form fields for Non-US customers
One of the biggest requests from our customers outside of the US has been to ease up the validation on form fields like telephone numbers. So, we did it. You can now enter any format you like for Tax ID (Social Security # in US), Telephones, Bank ID’s, and so on. We also added a country and open-text state/province field, to better assist Non-US addresses. Next Friday, we’ll also be releasing custom fields, which provide a way to track any type of information you’d like, such as passport numbers, license and serial numbers, etc.
Like the stuff above? It’s because you’re requesting it. Use that great little “Need Support?” button in Kin to tell us what you want or need. Or, email us anytime at TheTeam@KinHR.com.